Marijuana grow uncovered in North County
October 8, 2014
San Luis Obispo County narcotics officers confiscated approximately $40,000 worth of marijuana from an illegal growing operation Monday, according to the county sheriff’s office. [Tribune]
The raid took place Monday afternoon after law enforcement received a report from a ranch manager about something suspicious on private property north of Highway 46 and west of Paso Robles. The sheriff’s narcotics unit responded with assistance from a CHP helicopter crew, which surveyed the area.
The CHP crew discovered a grow of about 100 marijuana plants. Narcotics officers removed the plants and are expected to destroy them.
An effort is currently ongoing to eradicate illegal grows that pose fire and environmental hazards during fire season, according to the sheriff’s office.